State, National Democratic Party Doing Their Best to Swing Florida Republican

FCD home page, showing the “news” from as recently as Aug. 29

The news for Florida Democrats gets worse by the minute — in addition to taking away our delegates, the DNC forced most candidates to sign a pledge that they will not campaign in Florida.

Anyone who says we have effective leadership at the top of the Florida Democratic party is just plain wrong

The DNC, in short, is doing everything it can think of to ensure that Florida’s electoral votes go to the Republican candidate for president in 2008.

And what is our state party doing about it?

I don’t know. The FDP’s* web site hasn’t been updated since Aug. 29 — the day before party chair Karen Thurman and her crew unsuccessfully pleaded our case in Washington. An escalating tactical war, intended to bring Florida Democrats to our knees, has been waged since with daily headlines detailing more bad news.

But instead of helping us stay on top of the situation, offering lights at ends of tunnels, and suggesting tactics Florida Democrats like me can take to help, we get stale silence.

Anyone who says we have effective leadership at the top of the Florida Democratic party is just plain wrong.

* Thanks, Anonymous, for pointing out my original acronym was wrong. If only you’d contribute something more meaningful than minutiae and uninformed jabs about me being a novice, we’d really be in business.

Update: Almost as if they read Pensito Review, the Florida Democratic Party has at last updated its web site, so we can find out almost anything we ever wanted to know about how Florida Democrats enjoyed their Labor Day picnics. Now if only they’d address our dire situation in regard to the 2008 elections…

5 Comments

  • tpagy
    September 4, 2007 - 11:29 am | Permalink

    Not only here but Nationally and this Democrate is about feed up. If the so called Progressive’s such as Dean whom I supported (a big joke on me)will find there not gonna get many votes. I did not do this but we the regular voters are being punished and if they think this won’t have a long lasting impact there as Deluded and my vote will got to a third party I do no what in the whitehouse now not so sure under the democrates seems like one group of snakes for another and why would i think any different!!!

  • September 4, 2007 - 7:39 pm | Permalink

    The Republican Party is doing the exact same thing the DNC is. So how does that make the GOP preferable?

  • Anonymous
    September 4, 2007 - 9:26 pm | Permalink

    talk about playing fast and loose with the facts… might want to get those right before you launch your attacks. it’s certainly become a pattern of your posts.
    what is FDC? or FCD? (it’s FDP)
    FL Democrats went to DC on Aug. 25, not aug. 28
    karen thurman issued a message tonight. you’re such a political novice that you totally don’t understand the situation. informing ‘Trish’ doesn’t do anything to help FL Democrats.

  • GoreWon
    September 5, 2007 - 6:39 am | Permalink

    This is no different than the shafting that Florida and the country got in 2000. The Democratic Party continues to act like nothing happened in 2000. In 2000, the Democratic Party leadership couldn’t abandon Al Gore fast enough and hide in their cushy, ivory Washington towers while Bush took away our right to vote and stole the 2000 election in Florida. Our country should never have gone through this Bush nightmare had the Palm Beach County Democratic Party caught the illegal butterfly ballot before election day 2000, had the Florida Democratic Party put a stop to Jeb Bush’s many pre 2000 election and illegal election stealing activities that disenfrachised so many Florida democrats while inflating the number of republican absentee ballots and had the national leadership of the Democratic Party stood with Al Gore and demanded that all of the uncounted Florida votes be counted as Florida law clearly required. Pathetic doesn’t begin to describe the Democratic Party leadership. Our country will pay forever for it.

  • September 5, 2007 - 11:02 pm | Permalink

    I live in Washington State and though we haven’t lost our delegates, our leadership is dreadful.
    They are completely divorced from voters. All they care about is executing their flawed strategy and Party “discipline” (strong arming).
    If the Democrats fought as hard against the GOP as they do against their own supporters, the neocon revolution would have collapsed years ago.
    I think we are talking collusion. Many Democrats admire what the GOP have done and are just sorry it wasn’t them. They’ve supported American Empire and stealing our civil rights.
    The Democrats don’t care what happens to us or the country as long as they get their paychecks.
    If by dumb luck a Democrat takes the White House in’08, don’t expect much change. Expect more war and economic decline for everyone except the ultra rich.

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